About Dr. MelilloClinician, professor, brain researcher & bestselling author
Dr. Robert Melillo
One of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 30 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.
As a clinician for 30 years, a university professor, brain researcher, best selling author, radio and TV host, his cutting-edge research and success with over a thousand children in his private program are what led to the creation of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Dr. Melillo has a private practice now that helps adults and children with various learning disabilities. He is focused on addressing the primary issue in most learning disabilities and behavioral disorders which is known as a functional disconnection. Since he introduced this concept, functional disconnection has become one of the leading theories in the world related to Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and more. This work is leading the way toward understanding the underlying nature of these disorders and their causes.
Dr. Melillo’s Books
In 2004, Dr. Melillo published Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective, a working theory textbook on developmental disabilities. This book continues to be utilized on both a graduate and undergraduate level in Universities around the world. Dr. Melillo’s best-selling 2009 book, Disconnected Kids, that catapulted him to national prominence. Greeted with overwhelming positive response, the thesis of that book serves as the foundation for the work being done at Brain Balance Centers around the country. His follow-up books Reconnected Kids helps parents to understand and address behavioral issues in their child using cutting edge brain science. His book, Autism, addresses the causes of autism and whether in fact we are witnessing an epidemic and what are the environmental factors and genetic issues that increase the risk of a couple having a child with autism. He also put together a cutting edge “preconception” program that he describes in the book as a way to help possibly prevent Autism and ADHD in a baby. His latest book The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan features Grammy Award winner Zac Brown as well as other well-known chefs and authors, who will provide unique insight and recipes for this book.
Dr. Melillo’s Approach
About The Melillo Method™
Dr. Robert Melillo is the creator of the Melillo Method™, his holistic approach to treating patients with a broad spectrum of brain related disorders. The Melillo Method™ is used to identify brain imbalances and treat many symptoms of mental, attention, behavioral, and learning disorders in patients of all ages. This revolutionary approach is paired with diet and nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification to help promote brain and body balance, effectively correcting the underlying problems common to the entire spectrum of seemingly disparate childhood or adult neurological dysfunctions.
Teaching & Online Courses
Dr. Melillo is currently working with a group of international research labs as well teaching as a post graduate professor. He has been teaching his theories and techniques to health professionals around the world and has taught over 7000 professionals in several different countries and continents over the past 20 years. He continues to teach over 1000 hours a year to health care professionals, teachers, researchers and parent groups.
Dr. Melillo is an affiliate professor of rehabilitation sciences at Nazareth Academic Institute and a senior research fellow with the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is a postgraduate professor of Childhood Developmental Disabilities. He holds a master’s degree in neuroscience, a master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation neuropsychology and is completing his doctorate in the same subjects. He holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic, a Diplomate in Neurology, Fellowship American College of Functional Neurology, Fellowship American Board Childhood Developmental Disabilities, and is the executive director of the National Institute For Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences and The Children’s Autism Hope Project.
Camp Southern Ground
He is also serving as a curriculum consultant to Grammy Award winning musical artist Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown Band, who is creating his own special camp, Camp Southern Ground for neurotypical children as well as children with disabilities and their families. Dr. Melillo has also appeared in dozens of television interviews and appearances including “The Doctors Show” on CBS and he has frequently appeared on Fox News and NBC, as an expert commentator, he has also done several hundred radio and TV interviews, nationally and internationally.